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The Trail: 2012 Presidential News from the Field / Sunday Shows

Daniels Offers Romney Advice on Rhetoric

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April 22, 2012

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, who endorsed Mitt Romney last Wednesday and was quoted as critical of Romney's rhetoric days later, expanded on those remarks on Sunday, explaining that Romney's principles are right -- he just needs to express them better.

"He's got the right prescription for America," Daniels said on Fox News Sunday. But, he added: "I just want to encourage him to express these very same principles more often from the standpoint of the young, the poor, those that have yet to start up the ladder of life. It's the very same principles aimed in a slightly different way."

Younger voters turned out in large numbers for Obama in 2008, and though their enthusiasm for the president has waned significantly, a recent poll still gives him a 7-point lead over a generic Republican candidate among voters age 18 to 24.

Daniels added that he wasn't interested in a vice presidential run, saying that if Romney asked him, he'd "demand reconsideration, and send Mr. Romney a list of people I think could suit better."

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